Ferreirola is about the prettiest village in the western Alpujarra, and that’s where the enchanting Casa Ana is to be found. It’s just up the hill from our farm. In September the heat of summer is over and the beautiful low light of autumn takes over. The poplars and pomegranates ought to be changing colour and there’ll be the first hint of woodsmoke from the high villages of the Alpujarra. It’s a lovely season, and I can promise you that the food and wine will be of the best. The ambiente and conversation? Well that’s up to me and you… What we plan is three or four walks around the Alpujarra – nothing too tough, although it’s steep country, so you ought to be in tolerable good shape – a day at the Alhambra with an unusual gourmet lunch in Granada, some mooching round the mountain villages, and even, if all goes according to plan, a walk to and lunch at the homestead, el Valero.
As of going to press I have no idea how we’re going to organise this, but WATCH THIS SPACE… or better still, take a look at www.casa-ana.com